Great British Walk

Where will your walking boots take you? © NTPL/John Millar

Where will your walking boots take you?

Autumn is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the countryside. Join us for ranger led walks or discover your own path across the Great British countryside.


Do more outdoors

Kite-Flyings at Dunstable Downs

Take to the skies with your own kite or relax with a picnic on the Downs. Go bird watching and you might even spot a Red Kite. Take in the panoramic views. How many counties can you see?


Can you picture a better place to breathe in fresh air and walk away the cobwebs? Dunstable Downs is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and it's the highest point in Bedfordshire. 

In the Gateway Centre

  • Enjoy a wide selection of hot and cold drinks
  • Browse the extensive range of new and second-hand books
  • Indulge yourself with a tasty homemade treat
  • Plan your next walk with free maps and friendly staff
  • Discovery the history of the Downs
  • Take home a memento of your day from the great choice in the shop

Family fun

Go kick some leaves at your local National Trust place

With miles of footpaths to explore, hills to roll down and plenty of space for kite flying it is hard to get bored on Dunstable and Whipsnade Downs.